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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

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Episode 365: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang - Rest

Me Reading Stuff

boketto - to stare vacantly without doing anythingfriend - a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affectionperfectionist - a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection LINKS:Buy Rest : Why You Get More Done When You Work LessInfo on my show AMERICAN ANIMALSOnline Viewing Room for AMERICAN ANIMALSCatalogue for AMERICAN ANIMALSwww.robynoneil.comMe on Instagram

1hr 10mins

2 Jun 2022

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Work Smarter as a PhD Researcher with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

The PhD Life Raft Podcast

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang was one of my first guests on the podcast.  His book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less is one that I regularly recommend to PhD researchers. Alex is a visiting scholar in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at Stanford University.  He is also the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy advising companies on how to implement 4-day weeks. It’s this consultancy work that is the focus of our conversation. In this episode we talk about the possibilities for working outside the academy as well as how to manage your work within academia. Alex shares insights about how to make productive use of your time and offers advice on how best to structure your day. We finish with Alex’s tips on creating an effective life balance as a researcher. You can find out more about Alex’s work here: https://www.strategy.rest/


20 May 2022

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#385 Alex Soojung-Kim Pang: Is It Finally Time For The 4 Day Week?

Ctrl Alt Delete

Welcome back to Ctrl Alt Delete. My guest today is Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author and consultant devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten our workdays, while staying focused and productive. He is the author of four books, including SHORTER, REST and The Distraction Addiction. He speaks so brilliant on the topic of the 4-day week and future of work, and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainable.In this episode we dive into the four day week, will it ever happen? What are the benefits? How the pandemic has changed our working days and how do we be happier and healthier at work? Hope you enjoy.My Substack page, come and say hi: https://thehyphen.substack.com/Check out Alex's books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/alex-soojung-kim-pangMy books: https://uk.bookshop.org/contributors/emma-gannonBooks mentioned on Ctrl Alt Delete podcast: https://uk.bookshop.org/lists/books-mentioned-on-ctrl-alt-delete-podcastTwitter: Twitter.com/emmagannonInstagram: Instagram.com/emmagannonuk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


5 May 2022

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#754 The 4-Day Work Week - Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

The You Project

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is the founder of Strategy and Rest, a consultancy devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten workdays, while staying focused and productive. His work has been written about in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Financial Times and the Guardian. He speaks around the world about the 4-day week and future of work, and how deliberate rest makes creative careers more productive and sustainable. Enjoy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


24 Mar 2022

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Follow Up with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Jobsharing And Beyond

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is head of global programs for 4 Day Week Global, a nonprofit evangelizing the 4-day workweek. His trilogy of books— SHORTER: Work Better, Smarter and Less— Here’s How (Public Affairs, 2020); REST: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less (Basic Books, 2016), and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION (Little Brown , 2013)— shows how companies and individuals can better integrate rest, creativity, and focus into digital-age lives and work. Alex has been a senior consultant at Institute for the Future and Strategic Business Insights, and a visiting scholar at Microsoft Research Cambridge, Oxford University, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley. Alex received a Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania. Alex shared with me updates regarding the implementation of the 4 day week across the world. He talked with me about insights from his recent The Four-Day Week 2022 Annual Report. Alex provided benefits of the 4 day week with regards to the great resignation and gave his view on where he sees the future of work evolving over the next years.  This podcast episode is based on our recent LinkedIn Live conversation.  In our previous conversation in episode 19 in the fall of 2020, Alex shared great insights from his book "Shorter" with me. Here is the link to that episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/alex-soojung-kim-pang-author-of-shorter-rest/id1505170119?i=1000499304366 How to connect with Alex: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askpang/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/askpang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askpang/ If you would like to support the podcast: Ko-fi Account: Ko-fi.com/karintischler How to connect with Karin Tischler, producer and podcast host of "Job Sharing and Beyond", and founder of Emily's Path Consulting (EPC): Website: https://emilyspath.ca/  LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/karin-tischler/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jobsharingandbeyond/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JobsharingByond Twitter: https://twitter.com/karin_tischler Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karintischlerbc/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/emilyspathca/?viewAsMember=true


20 Mar 2022

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Why you need to rest with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Honest Property Investment with Natasha Collins

Today's podcast is a throwback on the topic of Rest with one of my favorite authors, Alex Soojung-Kim Pang.  I’ve been using the wisdom from the podcast over the last few weeks while taking some "off the camera" time off (maternity leave). This doesn't mean I haven't been working! The full story is in my weekly newsletter. If you'd like to sign up for that, you can email Lorenza (lorenza@ncrealestate.co.uk) and she'll get you signed up.  The content of this podcast helped me to come up with new ideas (watch this space) and just feel good in myself. So I wanted to re-release it for you today, have a listen, see how you too can incorporate a little more rest into your life.


15 Mar 2022

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Season 3 #4 Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

How To Be Sad with Helen Russell

“We all learn the value of rest the hard way,” says today’s guest - a former Silicon Valley tech consultant, visiting scholar at Stanford, and author of Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang argues that the perils of overwork are being woefully overlooked, and they’re making us miserable. He says: ”We’re hitting the wire now - it’s crazy to think how much more work we do than our parents or grandparents did.” In his latest book, Shorter, he also makes a powerful case for the four day week. Since to be sad, well – and live a full life – we need time for reflection. So here, we set the record straight on rest and the dangers of overwork. We talk about: the problems of overwork (and how it makes us ‘bad’ sad) the cult of busyness the truth about the 10,000 hours rule (as feat. in Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers) the pressure to be happy at work how we get more done when we work less boundaries and how to set them why dogs, books and dads helpFind out more about Alex @askpang on Twitter and Instagram and read Rest and Shorter (they’re great!).Follow Helen on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook @MsHelenRussellRead more about Helen’s new book, How To Be Sad (Waterstones , Amazon UK or anywhere you like to buy books)Get in touch with the show at howtobesadpodcast@gmail.comAnd as ever, BIG thanks to Joel Grove for production and to Matt Clacher at HarperCollins for making this podcast happen.


6 Oct 2021

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Alex Soojung-Kim Pang: Finding Purpose & Focus At Work


Hello, my worker bees! So let's face it, the perfect office probably doesn't exist – but if it did, it would be the brainchild of Alex Soojung Kim Pang, PHD, a Silicon Valley consultant and a futurist who has spent the last two decades researching the nature of people, work and technology. Alex totally transformed how I think about the 'work-life balance' – we spoke about the need to instead create a sense of 'harmony' in your working day, instead (which also takes into account how much solo/social time you need as an individual). He proved a fascinating guest – we chatted about:Getting the right balance of social interaction and focussed solitude at workThe relationship between 'rest' and being aloneHow to find a greater degree of purpose and 'flow' in our working daysThe need to create a distraction-free office environment post-pandemicWhether the terms ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ are useful – or notWhy we need to bring back the communal office lunchtime& more!Happy listening.Alex Soojung-Kim Pang’s book, Rest, is available to buy now.My book, Alonement: How To Be Alone and Absolutely Own It, is also out now from Amazon, Waterstones and all good bookshops. Social links:Twitter:*  @ChezSpecter*@askpangInstagram: @alonementofficial*@ChezSpecter*@askpang*Contact: press@alonement.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


19 Aug 2021

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#38 Alex Soojung-Kim Pang | Rest, Shorter & The Case For Better Productivity At Half The Price

Curious Worldview Podcast

Article Attached To This Podcast Here 🎙️: https://atlasgeographica.com/alex-soojung-kim-pang/Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is, among other things, the founder of Strategy and Rest. Strategy and Rest is a consultancy firm devoted to helping companies and individuals harness the power of rest to shorten our workdays while staying focused and productive.These themes are published as a series of books. ‘Shorter’, which makes the case for the 4-day workweek and ‘Rest’, the book which initially caught me onto Alex and makes the case for why rest is the key to improved productivity, rather than the accepted thesis of the opposite.In this podcast, you can expect to learn…The entrepreneurial case for a 4-day workweek.Why we should all prioritise rest… and what rest actually constitutes (spoilers, its not TV)A neurological explanation of sleepmuch, much more…Jump In On My Newsletter 📋 🔑 - https://atlasgeographica.com/subscribe-----00:00 – Introduction02:06 – Harvard Business Review V. The Atlantic11:23 – The Thesis For Rest16:29 – Some Of The NeuroScience On Sleep27:51 – People Are Starting To Think Differently About Sleep33:46 – Historical Anecdotes From History41:11 – How About The Difference Between Knowledge Workers & Traditional Labour47:41 – The Thesis For Shorter51:56 – The Slow Releasing Poison Of Beauracracy + Slack Verus Email54:30 – Examples Of Companies Adopting 4-Day Work Week1:04:41 – A Scandanivain Anecdote1:19:56 – The 4-Day Week1:23:11 – Country You Are Most Bullish On?1:24:46 – What Two People Would You Witness A Conversation Between?-----Links To Alex Soojung-Kim Pang WorkEverything Is Found Here! Consultancy, Books & More-----LEAVE YOUR ENERGY IN THE ALGORITHM - 5 STARS & SUBSCRIBE!Are you into Nassim Taleb? I run a Nassim Taleb podcast covering all the wonderful ideas found in the 5 part Incerto series.View here - https://theincertonassimtalebpodcast.buzzsprout.com/The Geopolitics & Power Podcast - This is my brand new podcast where we will cover everything from giant infrastructure projects, to natural resources, to other interesting stuff!Check it out - https://geopoloticsandpowerpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

1hr 27mins

5 Aug 2021

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15. Rest Recipe - Sitting with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

The Kindness Chef

I sit with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Author of SHORTER, REST and THE DISTRACTION ADDICTION. He is on a global movement to shorten working hours, while improving productivity & profitability. We discuss about his company called Strategy and Rest and what that means. He shares research from his books and ways for you to serve kindness to yourself and others. We discuss boundaries and how saying 'No' can help you to take good quality rest so that you can also do good quality work. We talk about the value of routines and how this can help you to rest. Creating a routine that works for you. This can be difficult in the beginning, it can take a couple of weeks for you to get used to a new routine. In the long run it can help you to work on what matters to you and take care of your wellbeing. What is important to you may not be so important to someone else. You need to protect your time, when you feel energised to do your work in a focused way. We discuss 90 minute slots throughout the day of focused work, followed by deliberate rest. Routines: https://www.ft.com/content/b5d70caa-bd91-4613-a944-3654990643ea The petition: action.4dayweek.com Strategy and Rest: http://www.strategy.rest Skype, Twitter, Insta, etc.: @askpang

1hr 1min

19 Jul 2021